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Free Universal Construction Kit

on Monday, March 26th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

You build with LEGOs and you build with Tinkertoys, but you can’t build with LEGOs and Tinkertoys – until now!  F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab have created a set of 80 universal connectors that “enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys.”  (See the F.A.T. Lab site for a complete list.) You can’t buy theRead More…

Lego Art

Nathan Sawaya – LEGO Brick Artist

on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I know lots of us Gadgeteers love stuff like creating and building things with LEGO.  Well Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who’s taken things to another level. He builds with LEGO for a career As a full-time freelance artist Nathan accepts commissions to design and build custom creations. His work has graced photoshoots, conferencesRead More…


Eco-Friendly Earth Blocks Building Blocks

on Friday, March 16th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

These LEGO-like building blocks are made from “a composite of the bark of the cedar tree, compressed dust from sawn cedar logs, and coffee beans as well as other recycled materials.”  The Earth Toy Earth Blocks are 1.25″ long x 0.6″ wide x 0.6″ high.  A set of 50 blocks is $30 at the GuggenheimRead More…


Cult of LEGO Book Review

on Monday, October 24th, 2011

Even though I’m a big fan of eBooks, I still love browsing through honest to goodness physical books. I find that there are some types of books that I prefer to be of the dead tree variety. One of these types is the large format, picture rich, coffee table book. I have a great exampleRead More…


LEGO Life of George – Virtual meets physical

on Thursday, September 29th, 2011

LEGO Life of George takes iOS gaming into a new direction where games aren’t 100% virtual anymore. This game comes with 144 bricks and a Playmat. The idea is that the iPhone / iPod Touch app shows you a model and it’s your task to build it as quickly and as accurate as you can.Read More…


LEGO Minifig USB Flash Drive

on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

I know, I know – you can get USB flash drives with much more storage for less, but they won’t be as cute as the LEGO minifig USB flash drive from ThinkGeek.  Pull the pants off the little minifig to use the 2GB USB drive.  It will work with Windows or Mac computers, and itRead More…


This is SO going to be on my (pre-)Christmas List!!!

on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

I originally saw this over on and thought it newsworthy. LEGO just announce that it will be releasing a limited edition Star Wars model: Darth Vader’s personal flagship, the Super Star Destroyer EXECUTOR. This 3,152 brick model will be the longest Star Wars Lego model ever, measuring 50 inches in length. This behemoth willRead More…


StickerYou Announces Licensed Deal for LEGO(R) Custom Stickers

on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

StickerYou allows you to create an 8.5″X11″ page of stickers and labels using their images or your own images.  The stickers are printed on thick, high quality vinyl and are sturdy enough to use as bumper stickers.  StickerYou has a line of licensed images from your favorite comics and products, and they are pleased toRead More…


LEGO Brick Light

on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

This giant LEGO block is made of translucent plastic and has four bright LED lights inside.  The bricks are 3″X3″X1.25″ and use 3 AAA batteries for power.  You just stick the LEGO brick on the wall of your closet or inside a cabinet for a little extra light where you need it.  The LEGO BrickRead More…


SmallWorks BrickCase for iPhone 4 Review

on Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Skins, cases and covers for the iPhone 4 are a dime a dozen. If you want to protect your phone but don’t want to settle for a drab and boring Black leather case, the SmallWorks BrickCase might be a consideration. It’s a hard ABS plastic shell that snaps on the back of the phone andRead More…

LEGO Block Key Light

on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

I saw in one of Julie’s recent posts that she’s looking for an EDC flashlight.  I’m sure this little flashlight from Perpetual Kid isn’t what she’s looking for, but I think it might make a cute little stocking stuffer.  This LEGO Block Key Light measures 2.2″ long x 1.2″ wide x .8″ tall, and it has one whiteRead More…


LEGO Play and Build Remote for Nintendo Wii

on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

This Nintendo Wii remote from LEGO has all the features you expect in a Wii remote:  internal accelerometers, an internal speaker, rumble effects and larger buttons for enhanced control during game play.  It’s compatible with Wii MotionPlus, and it will work with most Wii accessories and chargers, including the standard battery cover.  The LEGO remoteRead More…


Store your Stuff in LEGO Brick Storage Boxes

on Sunday, October 17th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Ok, this is too cool… Giant LEGO bricks that double as storage boxes. Officially licensed by LEGO, these bricks come in three different sizes (they also sell a LEGO head storage container) and several colors. You can even stack them just like the real bricks. I would love a set of these, but unfortunately, theyRead More…


LEGO Technic Idea Books will Inspire Enthusiasts to Design, Invent, and Build

on Thursday, September 9th, 2010

If you thought the LEGO Stop Animation Digital Video Camera that Janet posted about earlier today was interesting, you might want to check out the 3 volume series of LEGO Technic Idea Books from O’Reilly. These books offer 100’s of ideas through photographs with little to no text. Volume 1 is The LEGO Technic IdeaRead More…


LEGO Stop Animation Digital Video Camera

on Thursday, September 9th, 2010

ThinkGeek has a cute little digital video camera from LEGO that can be used to create stop-motion video or used as a normal video camera. The LEGO camera is bright and colorful and even has some LEGO block accents.  The camera is 3.6 x 1.6 x 2.6 inches, weighs about 14 ounces, and has a 1.5″Read More…


LEGO Darth Vader Watch

on Saturday, June 5th, 2010
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

ThinkGeek has a LEGO Darth Vader watch, because a “Sith Lord is never late!”  The watch has a black face with a picture of Darth Vader and the words “you don’t know the power of the dark side.”  The band is made of red and black links that you can combine into any pattern youRead More…


Crank It Up with the Giant LEGO Figure LED Flashlight

on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

The Official LEGO LED Flashlight from Brando would make a fun (and useful) addition to any LEGO fan’s collection. Just wind his arm to charge the internal battery. LEDs are located in the figure’s feet. The only thing I see missing is a hat or hair This product is available from Brando for $32.90. BrandoRead More…

A clock radio for LEGO fans

on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Posted in: Watches, Clocks

This clock radio is a must have for LEGO collectors. It is ten times the size of an original LEGO brick with LEGO branded knobs that control volume and tuning. It is powered by AC or alkaline batteries and is available at Walmart for $29.97. via Unplugged


Free LEGO for teachers

on Sunday, May 24th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Are you a teacher that loves LEGO? Then share them with your kids by getting them involved in the LEGO Smart Creativity Contest. Now through August 2009, LEGO Education is hosting an activity challenge for educators of all grades and subject areas. Fill out a form to receive a free LEGO Smart kit. If anyRead More…


Our Lego Store Goes High-Tech

on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys

The Gadgeteer Kid and I visit our local Lego Store (Bellevue, Washington) pretty regularly. Typically right before we hit the Apple Store around the corner :). Very little changes in the Lego Store; new stuff comes in every now & then but the place is definitely not the Apple Store. This past weekend, I promisedRead More…